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World Bee Day Deserves All the Buzz It's Getting

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Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the reproduction of more than 85% of the world' flowering plants, and much of the food we eat.  As a result, these creatures are essential players in support of Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 15 (Life on Land).  But they are under threat from such factors as land use changes, agriculture chemicals, large-scale monoculture and climate change.

Uganda Will Use Trees on Farms to Meet National Biodiversity Targets

Trees on farms in Uganda are the focus of a new strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity on agricultural land
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Expansion of agriculture is one of the main drivers of global deforestation and loss of habitat. Like many other countries in the world, Uganda has experienced severe deforestation, with forest cover declining by nearly 60 percent from about 5 million hectares in 1990 to just under 2 million in 2015.

LIVE Twitter Chat on #BiodiversityandAg with Monsanto on June 22nd, 2018

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Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Monsanto and the Keystone Center on #BiodiversityandAg – an important topic, especially considering the role pollinators have in the food industry’s global supply chain.

The Chat, hosted by 3BL Media and TriplePundit, is on Friday, June 22, at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BT

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Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Monsanto and the Keystone Center on #BiodiversityandAg – an important topic, especially considering the role pollinators have in the food industry’s global supply chain.

The Chat, hosted by 3BL Media and TriplePundit, is on Friday, June 22, at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BT

Students Transform 10-Acres of Forest & Highlight Forest Protection

Mother’s Day Event Commemorates Achievement with Unveiling and Art
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On May 9th, high school students from Interlochen Arts Academy and California artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien unveiled two large art installations created within the pine tree plantation on Interlochen’s campus in Northern Michigan.

How Much Carbon Dioxide Is Emitted From Smallholders' Farms on Peatland?

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Walking on Indonesian peat that has been drained is like walking on a thick, bouncy, rubber mat. There are some 20.6 million hectares of peatland in Indonesia, nearly half the global total. That’s a little more than the area of Belarus and a little less than Ghana.

Practicing Regenerative Agriculture

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This post is from Gary Zimmer, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Midwestern BioAg. Known as the “father” of biological agriculture, Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He owns Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family-operated, award-winning 1,000 acre farm near Lone Rock, WI, and has been on the board of Taliesin Preservation Inc. since 2011. Zimmer is the author of three books, The Biological Farmer (Second Edition), The Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming, as well as numerous articles on soils and livestock nutrition.

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This post is from Gary Zimmer, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Midwestern BioAg. Known as the “father” of biological agriculture, Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He owns Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family-operated, award-winning 1,000 acre farm near Lone Rock, WI, and has been on the board of Taliesin Preservation Inc. since 2011. Zimmer is the author of three books, The Biological Farmer (Second Edition), The Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming, as well as numerous articles on soils and livestock nutrition.

Ecocentricity Blog: Don't Forget the Elephant

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Why does biodiversity matter? The answer is because the African elephant isn’t unique. Countless species on Earth form an integral and necessary part of their ecosystems.

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Why does biodiversity matter? The answer is because the African elephant isn’t unique. Countless species on Earth form an integral and necessary part of their ecosystems.

Ecocentricity Blog: What Does a Penguin Say?

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At the time, no one individual was to blame, and humans were not intentionally trying to wipe these birds off the face of the planet. The people of the day simply weren’t aware of how their collective actions were impacting the great auks.

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At the time, no one individual was to blame, and humans were not intentionally trying to wipe these birds off the face of the planet. The people of the day simply weren’t aware of how their collective actions were impacting the great auks.

Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons, Target Form Sustainable Palm Oil Network

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A number of US retailers, including Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons and Target, have joined with global food manufacturers such as Kellogg and Kraft Heinz to form the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON).

The aim of the group is to educate and assist North American companies in making and delivering on commitments to source sustainable palm oil.

World Agroforestry Centre Publishes a Climate Change Atlas for Central America

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Lima, Peru – December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in collaboration with Bioversity International and The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) today published an Atlas titled ‘Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates’.

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